NMHG hires 401 employees for North American lift truck plants

by Array

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG), manufacturer Yale and Hyster lift trucks, has hired 401 workers at four of its manufacturing plants.

The new employees will work in the company’s facilities in Sulligent, Alabama; Berea, Kentucky; Ramos Arizpe, Mexico; and Greenville, North Carolina.

The company is also adding third shifts to certain areas, and assembly plants in Berea and Greenville are beginning second shifts in painting and some assembly lines in order to meet demand and to reduce lead times.

“We’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time,” said Jonathan Dawley, vice-president of marketing at NMHG. “Thanks to great leadership, preparation and the hard work of our employees, we were able to weather this recession and position ourselves to respond to the economic rebound. Even during one of the worst recessions in history, NMHG launched eight new product lines. We aren’t ready to say that the economy is totally out of the woods yet, but we feel that we are in a solid position to take advantage of the rebound that is occurring.”

NACCO Materials Handling Group Inc designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services lift trucks and after-market parts under the Hyster and Yale brand names. The company is based in Cleveland and employs about 4,500 people worldwide. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries Inc.